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East County News Service

October 17, 2018 (La Mesa) – SANDAG will host a community conversation with East County on the future of transportation on Thursday, October 18th at the La Mesa Arts Academy (4200 Parks Ave. in La Mesa) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. The even will be hosted by El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio. Below are details.

WHAT:  SANDAG invites community members from the City of San Diego or elsewhere to meet with SANDAG planners to learn about and discuss network concepts and policies that will shape the future of the region’s transportation system.

During this meeting, attendees will learn about initial network concepts through an interactive presentation and can ask questions and provide input.

As part of the development of San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan, SANDAG has launched an interactive survey which attendees can complete.

SANDAG is gathering input on three initial “network concepts,” which will be used to develop draft scenarios that will ultimately lead to a single transportation network for the 2019 Regional Plan.

Based on input received earlier in the process, SANDAG identified several transportation and quality of life priorities, including congestion relief, climate change and the environment, emerging technologies, healthy communities, and housing, jobs, and the economy.

These priorities were used to develop three distinct network concepts for the 2019 Regional Plan – Shared Mobility, Connected Corridors, and Policy Possibilities.

Each network concept includes a mix of projects, technology, programs, and policies that address transportation needs for people and goods in our region through 2050.

Input on these concepts will lead to development of draft “network scenarios” – specific combinations of projects and programs – for review later this winter. Early next year, the SANDAG Board will choose a single, preferred network scenario, which will form the core of the 2019 Regional Plan.

SANDAG is hosting Community Conversations throughout the region this month. For a complete list of opportunities, view fliers (English/Español). The interactive survey is available through October 31 at

* Spanish speaking staff members will be present at all events.

To learn more, visit


The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government.

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